As many know, Vicki Marie's brother Robert Mantelero passed on October 18, 2022 from cancer at the age of 58. In his honor, and in honor for the many many many friends and family fighting cancer, the Five By Five Variety Rock Band is hosting a cancer benefit on June 25th at the Woodbridge MOOSE 583 Family Center in Lorton Virginia. Time TBD and details are still being worked out. Watch this space for updates.

With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, nothing is more painful than trying to smile and remain positive, but after many tests, being poked and prodded, chemo and radiation, the person physically changes and they can suffer with sadness. I know many of you do not give a crap about this message because, the cancer has not affected you. You do not know what it's like to have fought the fight, or have a loved one who leads or has lead a battle against cancer. I ask you a small favor- Come out and gather. Let's remember and let's do what we can to help fight this scourge of a disease!

We're hoping this will be the mother of all cancer fundraisers! Multiple bands, musicians, entertainers, loved ones, friends and family will be under one roof to honor and celebrate our folks who succumbed to this ugly disease, and raise a little money to go towards the American Cancer Society/Leukemia Lymphoma Society to help kick this scourge in the tukas doing the one thing we love doing best, Making Music!!